Today I’m sharing my thoughts on one of Fenty’s newest releases. The Fenty Pro Filt’R Concealer. To accompany the amazing Pro Filt’R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. Which is still highly raved about, after being released in 2017.
Let’s talk packaging. The Concealers are encased in aesthetically pleasing tubes, made from a non-slip material. Grip is important to those like myself, who have accidentally dropped at least a dozen glass tubes of concealer in their lifetime. So 10/10 from me for this one.
The formula is creamy and provides a FULL coverage, matte finish. It’s a one step correct and conceal kind of product. As it’s able to both conceal discolouration and brighten tired/dull looking skin. The coverage is intense and hence why you only need a very small amount of product to get the job done. I don’t use my normal swiping application method as I do with other concealers but rather apply 3 small dots to the area that I’m concealing.
I personally prefer dewier formulations when it comes to concealer but then I have to compromise the wear time. Although thePro Filt’R Concealeris completely matte. I’m able to make it work for me, by generously prepping my skin before application. I can get away without setting the Pro Filt’R Concealer and don’t experience any creasing until the 6/7 hour mark.
It goes without saying that the original Urban Decay Naked Palette is iconic. It was a staple product in everyone’s makeup routine, from the time that it released to years after. I got my hands on it in 2012 (if I’m not mistaken) and learned to do brown/black smokey eyes with that very palette! Although the original has been discontinued, Urban Decay has graciously blessed us with the launch of their NEW Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Palette!
Lets start with the packaging of the palette itself. UD has opted to ditch its metallic casing this time around and chosen quite the unique casing (which I have never seen before). A padded fabric with the brands logo in gold is now in place. Considerably lighter and more travel friendly than any other Naked palette.
Naked Reloaded consists of 11 brand new shades and 1 original. They’ve made the outer 4 shades, which are the most used, larger in size. Which is absolutely genius because right off the bat, I can tell I’d hit pan on those first. There are 6 silky mattes, and 6 microfine shimmers and metallics. In terms of pigmentation, the mattes and metallics have equal full coverage colour payoff.
I definitely notice that the shades in the Naked Reloaded palette are more universally flattering. They have ditched the makeup brush to allow for larger pans, which I personally love! As I’m always losing the brushes that come alongside eyeshadow palettes.
Happy February! I wanted to share with you today my round up of Valentines Day gifts, which I personally love and know many share the same sentiment! If you’re looking for a gift for your partner or friend, keep reading to check out my Valentines Day Gift Guide for suggestions, as well as to spark ideas of your own!
EmberMug – For coffee and tea lovers who want their drink to stay warm till the last sip. Ember has the solution! This ceramic mug is available in 3 finishes and retails for $100 CAD. Available online at ember.com, Amazon and in store at Starbucks.
Endy Pillow – A great nights rest is crucial to tackling the long day ahead. Endy’s bamboo charcoal memory foam pillow is just one thing you can change in your sleep routine to ensure you’re getting exactly that. The Endy Pillow is available in store and online at Endy and retails for $80 CAD.
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino – Tom Ford makes some of the most divine fragrances. Neroli Portofino is not only vibrant in its appearance but that same vibrancy reflects in its fragrance. It retails for $175 – $390 CAD and is available online and in store atTom Ford, Sephora & Nordstrom.
Weighted Blanket by HushBlankets – Interrupted sleep impacts the quality of your life in so many ways. Weighted blankets like those from HushBlankets can aid with deep, un-interrupted sleep and anxiety issues. Available online at hushblankets.com
Miss Dior eau de parfum – A scent that truly is wearable year round but the floral scent is absolutely perfect for Spring season. Miss Dior is available online and in store at Dior, The bay, Sephora and Nordstrom.
Images provided by Ember, Tom Ford, Endy, Nespresso, Dior & Hush Blankets. Images belong to their rightful owners and have been used for the sole purpose of sharing my favourites. No form of affiliate links have been used in this post and no product or monetary compensation has been received to create this post.
Make Up For Ever recently launched their Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Self- Setting Concealers! It’s always an exciting moment whenever MUFE adds to their Ultra HD line up! I tried out a few shades over the last few weeks and have finally sat down to write my thoughts.
Available in 22 shades, the newUltra HD Self-Setting Concealeris best described as a medium to full, buildable coverage concealer, with a natural finish. Make Up For Ever’s official description states that it diffuses light and provides up to 12 hours of creaseless wear.
The Ultra HD self-setting concealer has a part fluid and cream consistency. This provides you with a bit of extra time to perfect the application of your concealer.
You’ve probably heard beauty addicts say that a product ‘blends like a dream’ countless times. However, there is no better way to describe the blend-ability of MUFE’s Self-Setting Concealer, than just that. It effortlessly blends into the skin, regardless of what tool you choose to use. Whether a sponge, MUFE’s concealer brush or your fingers. You WILL get a seamless finish.
It has a luminous finish that isn’t short lived. The skin around my under eyes is incredibly dry and I’ve noticed a much more fresh appearance, even hours down the line.
In regards to the ‘self-setting’ claim, I can vouch that if you have dry to combination skin like myself, it is in fact correct!
I tried out the following shades:
31 Macadamia has a neutral undertone and what I would opt for on a daily basis, for natural glam.
33 Desert has a yellow undertone and ideal for more glam looks, aka when I’m looking to brighten the under eyes a little more than usual, to pair with a bolder eye look.
34 Golden Sand, naturally is the darkest shade out of the three and not suitable for my complexion.
I would really suggest trying this out if you’re someone who likes a natural, luminous finish. Especially for those like my Mom, who is deterred by concealers because of their heavy, cakey appearance but really appreciates the consistency of MUFE’s Self-Setting Concealer.
It’s always a good day, when I get to talk about my favourite haircare brand, Kerastase! I’ve been a die-hard fanatic of their Chronologiste range and have recruited countless family and friends to join my obsession. Today, I wanted to share my thoughts on the Kerastase Aura Botanica range. Which I’ve been using for over a month now, and have compiled what I love and don’t love so much about it. I also had the amazing opportunity to give away a complete Kerastase Aura Botanica range via my Instagram this past Holiday!
If I were to quickly summarize what Kerastase products are to me, it’d be: products that repair, replenish, revive your hair and leave behind a heavenly scent. The Aura Botanica range is entirely different than the Kerastase ranges I’ve been using up until now. That’s because it’s their take on an almost entirely nature sourced range, combined with the luxurious Kerastase haircare experience. Which is what we know Kerastase for.
Let’s kick off this review in the order that I used the products in. First up is the Bain Micellaire, simply known as Shampoo. The shampoo has a gel like texture. It’s noticeably more runnier than their other formulas. It creates some what of a lather but doesn’t spread throughout the entirety of the scalp. Which means you’ll be needing a little more than usual. The formula is free of sulphates and is the reason why my scalp didn’t feel like all of its moisture had been lost, post-wash. In regards to the aura of the shampoo, it has a mild herbal scent.
Soin fundamentalis their conditioner. A thick creamy consistency which provides an immense amount of nourishment to the hair. Containing sunflower, coconut and argan oil. This explains why hair is effortlessly detangled afterwards. This is god-sent for long locks like my own.
Concentre Essentiel Hair Oil Blendis a treatment oil which can be used in two ways. The first being on its own, apply to damp or dry hair, leave in for 15 mins and wash. Secondly for thicker or dryer hair, you can add a few drops into the Soin Fundamental and then apply it.
Baume Miracleis a concentrated, waterless balm that is made to re-condition dry hair and skin. Yes, that’s right. Skin as well. The solid balm warms up with the heat of your fingertips and can be ran through the ends of dry hair. To add back shine in between washes. As well as applied to areas of dry skin, such as hands, feet, elbows and knees. It’s incredibly nourishing as a hand cream, especially for the cuticles!
Lastly, but definitely my favourite is the Masque Fondamental Riche. Kerastase’s treatment masks are always the best part of my weekly haircare routines. Rich, emollient masks that do wonders for the hair! This although is intended for dry hair, can definitely be used by all, by simply applying it further away from the root of the hair. It smooths my unruly hair and one thing that won’t go unnoticed post-treatment, is the decrease in frizziness. It contains Amazonian Brazil Nut Oil and Thai Rice Bran Oil to shield the hair from external stressors. Although it’s rich in oils, it does NOT way the hair down.
The Aura Botanica range is definitely a breath of fresh hair. This is coming from someone who never says no to fragranced products. I definitely needed the switch up to use more products that are naturally sourced. All of the above products contain at least 96% natural ingredients, some even as high as 99%!